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  1. #1

    Jan 2005
    TN
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    Green Ball and Claw bitters bottle

    I found one today at an estate sale and had to buy it because it was so unusual. It says Ball and Claw Bitters Worlds best Remedy. Indian Drug Specialty company. this is aboout 10 inches tall. I saw some on ebay, but they were small bottles, like 3 inches tall or so. Anyone know if its worth keeping? thanks!

  2. #2

    May 2005
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    Re: Green Ball and Claw bitters bottle

    Tracey,

    any pics? Do know they came in different sizes and colors, not sure on age.

    also

    Post it at
    http://www.antique-bottles.net/forum/

    they will give you help on i.d. and other information.

    have a good un.............
    SHERMANVILLE ILLINOIS
    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

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    Jul 2004
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    Re: Green Ball and Claw bitters bottle

    Unless it's a repro.,it's worth keeping and should have some type of value.Many are worth hundreds and some are worth a few thousand.They were made in many different shapes.Does its name(ball and claw)fit the shape of the bottle?Most all American bitters bottles date from 1862-1906.The "Revenue Act Tax "on liquor began in 1862,by 1906 the Food and Drug Act placed restrictions on the sale of "bitters".There are over a thousand known types of bitters and a colored bottle is worth more than a clear bottle of the same bitters.There is a book "For Bitters Only" by Carlyn Ring,you could refer to that.There is also a newsletter for collectors"The Bitters Report" p.o.box 1253,Bunnell,Fl.,32110.How about a pic.?

  4. #4

    Jan 2005
    TN
    134

    Re: Green Ball and Claw bitters bottle

    here is a photo. i put a can next to it to show the size. thanks for the info!
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  5. #5

    May 2005
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    Re: Green Ball and Claw bitters bottle

    Tracey,

    nice bottle.

    Understand, as dig said, there are reproductions on the market.

    check the site I gave you, they will be able to tell.

    have a good un............
    SHERMANVILLE ILLINOIS
    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

  6. #6

    Jan 2005
    TN
    134

    Re: Green Ball and Claw bitters bottle

    I'll try that. thanks!

  7. #7

    Jan 2005
    TN
    134

    Re: Green Ball and Claw bitters bottle

    looks like it may be a reproduction. but thats ok with me. if those tiny little donald duck orange juice bottles were worth anything, i would be rich! my parents property has gobs of those things in a big sink hole! lol

 

 

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